Survivorship benefits are very important to a surviving spouse. Female longevity exceeds their male counterparts more often than not. For 77% of married couples, the breadwinner is the husband (Pew Research, 2013). The breadwinner’s Social Security check counts for two lives. There are strategies to maximize Social Security benefits, especially targeting the surviving spouse.
In part 2 of The Strategies to Max Social Security Benefits, syndicated financial columnist and talk show host Steve Savant interviews Social Security strategist and expert Brian Doherty, author of Getting Paid to Wait (Bigger Social Security Benefits, the Simple and Easy Way)